The Breakfast Club (Vacuum)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:00am (ET) (or whenever we get around to it) to talk about current news and our boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late, it’s PhilJD’s fault.

This Day in History

Israel and Egypt sign a peace treaty; Bodies of Heaven’s Gate cult members are found in Calif.; The first U.S. team to win hockey’s Stanley Cup; ‘Funny Girl’ opens on Broadway; Singer Diana Ross born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

A vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with.

Tennessee Williams

Breakfast News

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Abortion providers sue Texas over virus outbreak order

Judge orders environmental review of Dakota Access pipeline
California governor: 5 big banks suspend mortgage payments

Ferguson settles municipal court fees lawsuit for $1.7M

Governor urges Falwell to rethink welcoming students

In pandemic, rumors of martial law fly despite reassurances

US Justice Department: Don’t treat trans athletes as girls

Tsunami watch for Hawaii lifted after north Pacific quake

Canada imposes mandatory self-isolation for those returning

Survivors of world conflicts offer perspective amid pandemic

G-7 foreign ministers spar over coronavirus amid pandemic

Police struggle to enforce India’s sweeping virus lockdown

Zimbabwe doctors, nurses strike over little virus protection

France pulls out military forces in Iraq amid virus demands

Aid group says Mideast lockdowns hinder humanitarian efforts

With church bells and candles, France honors virus victims

Breakfast Blogs

You Knew the Republican Economic Puritanism Was Coming to Gum Up the Works Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Unsanitized: Bailouts, A Tradition Unlike Any Other David Dayen, The American Prospect

Chaos in the medical supply market digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Mild to Moderate? Only Compared to Dying tristero, Digby’/s Hullabaloo

To serve the Precious Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Public Pressure Works: Gilead Asks FDA To Rescind Orphan Drugs Designation For Possible COVID-19 Treatment Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Military’s Response to the Coronavirus Crisis: Top 10 Principles Mark Nevitt, Just Security

What’s in the Department of Justice’s Proposals to Congress for Addressing Issues Created by the COVID-19 Pandemic? Margaret Taylor and Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

What Was Bernie’s Campaign, Exactly? Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

A reminder that we still don’t know what the hell is going on Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump Might Warm to Felon Voting. He Already Warms to Felons. Chris Koski, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Three Weeks? Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump Doesn’t Care About What You Have to Lose The Rude Pundit, at his blog

March of the Volunteers Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


An NRA So Puny You Can Drown It In The Bathtub Liz Dye, Wonkette

Wait, You Mean Staying The F*ck At Home WORKS? Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Comrade Britney Spears Is Down For Wealth Redistribution And A General Strike Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

President Mob Boss Want Dem Governors To Tap Dance For Their Coronavirus Assistance Stephen Robinson, Wonkette